[Federal Register Volume
76, Number 135 (Thursday, July 14, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-17780]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice of Request for
Extension of a Currently Approved
Agricultural Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, this
notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural
Service (FAS) intends to
request an extension for a currently approved
procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs
described in 7 CFR part
DATES: Comments should
be received on or before September 12, 2011 to
be assured of consideration.
ADDRESSES: Mail or
deliver comments to William Janis, International
Economist, Import Policies and Programs
Division, Foreign Agricultural
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop
1021, 1400 Independence
Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated
above or telephone at (202) 720-2194, or by
Title: Sugar Imported for Export as Refined Sugar or as a
Containing Product, or used in the Production of
OMB Number: 0551-0015.
Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2011.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved
Abstract: The primary objective of the Sugar
Program is to permit entry of raw cane sugar,
unrestricted by the
quantitative limit established by the sugar
tariff-rate quota, for re-
export in refined form or in a sugar containing
product or for the
production of certain polyhydric alcohols. These
programs are in use by
as many as 250 licensees currently eligible to
participate. Under 7 CFR
part 1530, licensees are required to submit the
"Application for a license'' information
required for participation as
set forth in section 1530.104; (2) ``Regular
reporting'' of import,
export, transfer, or use for charges and credits
to licenses under
section 1530.109; and (3) ``Miscellaneous
submission'' of bonds or
letters of credit under section 1530.107,
appeals to determinations by
the licensing authority under section 1530.112,
or requests to the
licensing authority for waivers under section
addition, each participant must maintain records
on all program
reports as set forth in section 1530.110. The
information collected is
used by the licensing authority to manage, plan,
evaluate, and account
for program activities. The reports and records
are required to ensure
the proper operations of these programs.
Estimate of Burden: (1) ``Application for a
license'' would require
20 hours per response; (2) ``Regular reporting''
would require between
10 and 15 minutes per transaction with the
number of transactions
varying per respondent; and (3) ``miscellaneous
require between 1 to 2 hours per bond or letter
of credit, 2 to 10
hours per waiver request, and 10 to 100 hours
Respondents: Sugar refiners, manufacturers of
products, and producers of polyhydric alcohol.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: New/Renew
Regular reporting: 75 transactions, total;
of credit: 1; Waiver requests: 1; Appeals: 1.
Estimated Total Burden Hours on Respondents: 1,739 hours.
Copies of this information collection can be
obtained from Tamoria
Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information Collection
Coordinator, at (202)
Request of Comments: The public is invited to
submit comments and
suggestions to the above address regarding the
accuracy of the burden
estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including
the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of
information technology, or any
aspect of this
collection of information. Comments on issues
the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to
OMB if received within
30 days of publication of the Notice and Request
for Comments, but
should be submitted no later than 60 days from
the date of this
publication to be assured of consideration. All
responses to this
notice will be summarized and included in the
request for OMB approval.
All comments will also be a matter of public
record. Persons with
disabilities who require an alternative means to
information (Braille, large print, audiotape,
etc.) should contact
USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice
Dated: June 24, 2011.
Suzanne E. Heinen,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-17780 Filed 7-13-11; 8:45 am]
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